Youth should raise voice against corruption; Hegde

Youth should raise voice against corruption; Hegde

Welfare scheme benefits not reaching intended people

Former Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde speaking at the golden jubilee celebrations of Madapura D Chennamma PU College on Thursday.DH Photo

Speaking at the golden jubilee celebrations of Madapura D Chennamma PU College on Thursday, he said the 2G Spectrum scam, Commonwealth Games, mines scam, Krishna Godavari project scams have affected the image of the country. The youth should wake up and bring changes in the society. The youth should develop questioning attitude, he said.

“The citizens should outcast corrupt persons from the society, to put a check on corruption. If corruption continues at this pace, then future generation will be put to trouble,” he added.
Justice Hegde said that the government has been releasing crores for the welfare of the people.

However, the funds are not reaching the actual beneficiaries. Why the country has failed to develop inspite of releasing crores for the development work? he asked.

There are lakhs of villages which still do not have drinking water facility, toilets, and teachers for schools.

The comptroller and auditor general (CAG) report states that there was no account for 51,000 crore released for eight rural development projects, he said. The students raised several questions with the former Lokayukta.

To a question on corruption, he said “corruption can not be checked all of a sudden. However, it can be controlled in a phased manner.”

Former Minister B A Jeevijaya presided. D Chennamma Old Students Association President M B Bopanna, seniors M G Bopanna, Leela Basappa and others were present.

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